VW Polo viral - the punchline kills. (uk)

The punchline will kill you.

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Rumour Mill Update: As predicted, this volatile viral has been flagged as a fake at this time. However, if previous and similar events are any indication, the story will morph before it runs its course.

Rumour Mill Update 2: If you go to http://www.leeanddan.com and click on "Virals", then click on "Playstation", a "Volkswagan" (sic) link appears above it, but doesn't appear to go anywhere at this time (8:51pm Central). So... current buzzy status is now set at Spec Viral or True Viral.

Rumour Mill Update 3: It has been brought to our attention that the RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) is incensed at this spot. They noticed that the driver of the VW doesn't appear to be wearing a seat belt or any other form of safety harness, thus making him a unsuitable role model for impressionable British youth. "Remember, ladies and gents - Seat belts save lives."


VW Polo - Suicide Bomber - (2005) :45 (UK)

Related posts:
January 20: Short chat with Dan from Lee and Dan here.
January 26: VW still promising to sue the VW polo suicide ad creators
January 31: Settlement reached - Lee and Dan have to say that they're sorry

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    Jan 18, 2005
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    Jan 26, 2005
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    I'm with Assassin65 on this. I mean a suicide bombers purpose is kill as many around them (with the blast) as possible. What makes the ad humorous is that he didn't. Every other day you hear about another suicide bomber on the news, like Assassin65 said "This is just a poke at reality". So lighten up.

    Jun 11, 2005
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    My friend who works with pyro in the theatre reckons that the explosion would be very tricky to do with pyro as it would probalby burn the inside of the polo and perhaps set it on fire!

    Dec 24, 2005

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